Exe SC delivers a top class International 14 dinghy class national championships

PUBLISHED: 09:09 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 17 May 2018

International 14 dinghy class national championship racing at close quarters. Picture: MIKE RICE

International 14 dinghy class national championship racing at close quarters. Picture: MIKE RICE

fotoboat/Mike Rice

Exe Sailing Club has delivered a highly successful UK national championship for the International 14 dinghy class.

The four-day event climaxed on Sunday with the best sailing conditions of the event and close competition across the fleet.

The big event of the week was the race for the coveted Prince of Wales Cup – the ‘POW’ – a dinghy sailing trophy with a long and highly respected history. The winners were Neal Jones and Edward Fitzgerald in dinghy 1553.

Speaking after the ‘POW’, Neal and Edward commented: “It was a really tough race, lots of wind shifts and mark changes.

“The race committee did us a great job there. And a big thank you to Exe Sailing Club, ’cause they’ve been absolutely fantastic all weekend.”

Ted Draper, Commodore of the Exe SC, said: “The efforts of the many club members who volunteered to help run the event not only delivers for the competitors. They ensure that Exmouth and the Exe SC stay firmly on the UK sailing map.”

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